Margo Goodhand was editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal from 2013 until January of 2016. In 2007, she became the first woman to be named editor-in-chief of the Winnipeg Free Press, a post she held until the summer of 2012. She is currently vice-chair of the National Newspaper Board of Governors, and a founding patron of Centenary Newspapers of Canada/Association des Journaux Centenaires du Canada. She has been an itinerary media panelist for CBC TV's The National with Peter Mansbridge since 2013.
Industry Expertise (8)
Media - Print
Media - Online
Writing and Editing
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (11)
Change Management & Strategic Planning
Publishing and Creative Writing
Public Speaking and Leadership
Distinguished Alumna, University of Winnipeg (professional)
Honoured in 2011
"The women we love" (professional)
Profile written by Stevie Cameron for Chatelaine Magazine's list of 2009, following the Winnipeg Free Press's winning of the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Excellence in Journalism award. The paper won the award twice, and was a finalist three times.
YWCA Woman of Distinction award (professional)
In communications and media.
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management: DEP, Directors Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, Board Governance
Will graduate in November 2016.
Langara College: One-year post-degree program, Journalism
University of Winnipeg: BA, Political Science/English
- Vice-chair National Newspaper Board of Governors
- Founding patron Centenary Newspapers Association of Canada
Media Appearances (2)
A long-time Edmonton Journal fan/critic weighs in
Edmonton Journal online
“I want the end of this story!” she says, brandishing a page from an Aug. 31 Journal. It’s one of those pages that make editors cringe – a feature on the Toronto Blue Jays that trails off, mid-quote. Ouch. This is one reader you don’t mess with.
The National Media Watch panel
A Media Watch panel.
Event Appearances (3)
Opening plenary – What the heck is happening to journalism?
Canadian Association of Journalists Edmonton, AB
Panel moderator; Sexual assault and the law, and Bedrooms of the Nation
Building Empathy, Conquering Apathy symposium NAIT and Grant McEwan Colleges
CBC's The Current, with Anna Maria Tremonti
The Current http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-23-2016-1.3459641/former-newspaper-editor-bemoans-death-by-a-thousand-cuts-for-canada-s-dailies-1.3459677
Knight Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation/Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Foundation secured Knight Foundation funding to help establish the country's first Community News project, dedicated to citizen journalism. We offered classes out of the groundbreaking Winnipeg News Cafe.
Above the FoldThe Walrus Magazine
A personal summary of the last 25 years of journalism in Canada.
Winnipeg set to tackle homelessnessWinnipeg Free Press
After a year of work on Winnipeg's homelessness task force, an explanation of the project and its mission.